Can Fb Actually Get the Complete World On-line?



In early 2013, Facebook sent a team of Android engineers to Nigeria to test the Facebook app on local wireless networks

The group of engineers landed, bought Android phones and SIM cards, and tried to boot up the Facebook app. It didn’t work. The network connection was too weak to support the app. The engineers returned home and wiped over months of work, to build a more usable version.

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This visit was a wake-up call for Facebook: Global expansion requires building apps for users who don’t have a mobile device with 4G capabilities. Apps for the developing world need to operate under conditions where Internet is spotty, data plans don’t exist, and the new iPhone arrives years after its launch Read more…

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